Green business, green careers and job training
Solutions that build smart communities with green careers and sustainable businesses!

Save on Career Education through Lorman Education

Our readers are offered a discount on Lorman seminars and courses. Check out their business, management and legal offers at this link to qualify for our discounts. They also offer green business training opportunities. Please visit for a complete listing of courses. Register online or call Lorman at 866-352-9539.
Home > By DEPARTMENTS > Green Manufacturing > Product Development > Manufacturing Packaging & Packing Solutions for Savings

Packaging Impact Quick Evaluation Tool

Sustainable Packaging Alliance develops Packaging Impact Quick Evaluation Tool

Find green business solutions
Environmental analysis of packaging design has largely been neglected in business decision making. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a scientific and internationally recognized methodology that has been used for several decades to improve understanding of the enviornmental life cycle impacts of material production, selection, use and disposal. Most companies, however, have limited access to available information on the life cycle impacts of their packaging and no straightforward scientific way of strategically addressing packaging system sustainability.

Packaging Impact Quick Evaluation Tool

The Sustainable Packaging Alliance (SPA) is on track to launch its web-based Packaging Impact Quick Evaluation Tool , PIQET, in mid 2007. The tool was designed in conjunction with five international food and beverage companies and supported financially by Australian government agencies. This scientifically based tool will enable total life cycle evaluations of packaging design and can seamlessly be integrated into day to day business decisions. The tool will also be used to identify, review and prioritise actions to reduce the environmental impact of packaging.

One of the challenges for packaging developers is finding up-to-date and accessible information on packaging materials. In response to this gap, SPA has compiled an easy-to-use summary of commonly used polymers, metals and fibres. Useful for packaging technologists, brand managers, designers, environment managers, and policy makers, the Packaging Materials Selector© features information on material characteristics, packaging applications and recycling and other environmental considerations.

Sustainable Packaging Alliance

Edited by Carolyn Allen, owner/editor of California Green Solutions
Green Solution Providers
Green companies directory
your green solutions - business, nonprofit, government program.
It's free.
| packaging | product development |

Share in Social Media

Sign Up For News & Information
Subscribe to our free solutions newsletter
"Ten+ Tips for Greening Your Office"

Read prior issues: California GreenLines

Search For Green Solutions

Custom Search
Green Career Center
Green Job Wizard
Career Certifications Directory

green job training certifications
Green Biz Center
Solutions For Green
Directory of Green Companies

Solutions for Alternative Energy

rose in natural systems
Green Living Center
Solutions for Green: Consumers

Solutions for Remodeling

Backyard Nature Center


"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." Goethe

Related Articles

Submit environmental products and reviews for review and rating

Algae Industry Update from Scripps

UPS Evaluates Shipping Packages for Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Related Green Resources

Marcom Tips
Interactive & Video Tips

Career Resources

We encourage lifelong learning to support sustainable communities and provide these select resources to help you pursue green and sustainable self-development:

Lorman Business Training Directory of On-line Business and Compliance Classes

Green Job Wizard Job and Career Certifications Directory

Job & Career Resources

Sales & Marketing
Human Resources

Green Economy

Business Sectors
Natural Resources

Solutions For Green

About Us ~ Privacy Policy
Contact Us ~ Home

Text Link Ads

AD: Place your link here


We help you green your career, workplace and community by connecting you to quality green, sustainable and high performance resources. California Green Solutions focuses attention on effective solutions that sustain our natural systems. You can support our editorial work by supporting our advertisers and spreading the word about best practices and green solutions.
California Green Solutions is a publication of Carolyn Allen ~ Copyright ©2006-2030 Carolyn Allen

B2B | Job Certifications | Alternative Energy | Events | Green Directory | LED Lights | Remodeling |
CONSUMERS | Backyard Nature | Senior Health | MultiMedia Marketing | Marketing | Networking Events | Japan |